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Retribution (Galaxy's Edge Book 9) Kindle Edition
VICTORY is at hand.
With the galaxy in tatters, Chhun and Wraith lead Kill Team Victory and the remnants of the Legion in a clandestine final effort to bring about Article Nineteen. It's needed now more than ever as the Republic's new emperor, Goth Sullus, grows increasingly enigmatic and tyrannical in his rule, leaving some to question their roles in bringing the mysterious leader of the Black Fleet to power.
Meanwhile, a dark traveler finds Prisma Maydoon at the sanctuary of Mother Ree, and bids her to depart from the path of the Ancients.
Experience the exciting conclusion of Galaxy's Edge Season One, as a desperate, daring raid on Utopion itself leaves Kill Team Victory torn between duty to the Legion and the need to make those responsible for its demise finally pay!
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Hold on, you’re about to make the jump to light-speed in Galaxy’s Edge.
Leap into a living universe of war’s heroes knee-deep in dark intrigues, blasters and bots in blind alley combat, and scoundrel captains looking to coax one more smuggling run out of their broken-down freighters.
Each book in the Galaxy's Edge series is an essential piece of an interconnected whole. Fight alongside Lieutenant Chhun and Victory Company through the deserts of Kublar in Legionnaire. Join the roguish Captain Keel and notorious bounty hunter Tyrus Rechs as they chase the same target in Galactic Outlaws. Continue to Kill Team to see how all these characters find their place on the galactic stage together, along with Legion Commander Keller, Dark Ops, and the mysterious secret agent X... then brace for a civil war initiated by the enigmatic Goth Sullus in Attack of Shadows.
And that's only the beginning.
Galaxy's Edge Part I
Narrated by award-winner R.C. Bray, Galaxy's Edge Part I combines the first two books of the series (Legionnaire & Galactic Outlaws) into one riveting listening experience.
Galaxy's Edge Part II
Part II consists of Kill Team and Attack of Shadows, with R.C. Bray delivering another commanding performance!
Galaxy's Edge Part III
Part III continues to provide listeners two books per volume, capturing the moment when the series begins to thread all portions together: Sword of the Legion & Prisoners of Darkness.
A Self-Contained and Expansive Universe!
Galaxy's Edge Season One
The primary story arc detailing how the legionnaires of Victory Company found themselves at the center of a galactic-wide crisis more sinister, violent, and underhanded than they could possibly imagine!
Tyrus Rechs: Contracts & Terminations
A series of action-adventure thrillers following the Galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter, Tyrus Rechs. This series sheds more light on Rechs's place in the galaxy, and the events leading up to the Battle of Kublar.
Galaxy's Edge is rich in its own history, with virtually every character having a detailed back story, just waiting to be told.
Imperator tells the origins of Goth Sullus, the would-be ruler of the Republic.
Tin Man provides a touching tale of a repurposed war bot.
More to come!
The galaxy is a dumpster fire, and that fire still burns! Still scheduled for release are series detailing the SAVAGE WARS, Kill Team Victory, Wraith's Dark Ops Mission, The Order of the Centurion winners and more!
About the Author
Nick Cole is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can be found writing books. Nick's Book The Old Man and the Wasteland was an Amazon Bestseller and #1 in Science Fiction. In 2016 Nick's book CTRL ALT Revolt won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic novel. Currently he is writing the bestselling Science Fiction series Galaxy's Edge with co-author Jason Anspach. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07GNGLDWM
- Publisher : Galaxy's Edge Press (October 29, 2018)
- Publication date : October 29, 2018
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The end has come.
In Message for the Dead, I thought the end was upon the galaxy, but Goth Sullus used his connection to the Crux to stem the tide, vanquishing the murderous and hateful Cybar and binding them to his will. Alas, it turns out that his victory was to be short-lived, and he would not succeed at building an Empire to last a thousand years. At the very moment of his triumph, his dreams turned to ashes in his mouth, and his power deserted him.
Unfortunately, despite his advanced age, Goth Sullus forgot to heed the advice of the venerable 100 Tips for Evil Overlords #22, “do not consume an energy field bigger than your head, no matter how much power is at stake”. [on a side note, I see that the author of the evil overlord list’s last name is Anspach. Coincidence?]
Of course, I am kidding. Goth Sullus pretty clearly knows most of these things. Sullus did not make any cartoonish mistakes. He was just undone by his moral failings, as nemesis follows hubris. It would be easy to condemn Sullus as a monster, which he is, but he is also genuinely a great man. Thus his end, when it comes, is all the more tragic.
I wish to focus here on Sullus, in part because I am fascinated by his character, but also because in retrospect, the entirety of the first nine books of the Galaxy’s Edge series turns upon Goth Sullus and his actions. Even the Battle of Kublar was but the preamble [with the collusion of X] to his campaign to bring justice to the galaxy.
If we now turn to the events of Retribution, one of the key threads is the final temptation of Goth Sullus. In Message for the Dead, the dread secret of the Cybar was heavily hinted, but here in Retribution, the truth is laid bare: the Cybar are but manifestations of demons and devils seeking to invade and despoil the galaxy.
Blinded as he is by pride and ambition, Sullus cannot see this. Even though preventing this was why Sullus went seeking power! As surprising as this may seem, given his history, the temptation of Goth Sullus proceeds in a plausible fashion. Like the target of the apprentice devil Screwtape, the ultimate masters of the Cybar proceed from flattery, to practical advice, to offers of service, to demands of fealty. Reading this, I thought it felt about right. The whisperings of temptation do sound like this. From my own small experience, this felt real.
I had hoped for redemption for Sullus. In the end, he had spent far too long indulging his fantasies of power and revenge to act in time. Goth Sullus was vain-glorious and prideful, easy pickings for the masters of deceit. Casper might have resisted, but that persona was long diminished by the time he had completed his transformation into Sullus. Once he [Sullus] realized his danger, he [Casper] was too far gone to resist effectively. Virtue is simply what we habitually do, and for Sullus, his habits betrayed him in the end. When Wraith walked up and put a bullet in his head, it was the best thing that could have happened to him at that point. We can perhaps nonetheless hope that his final resistance will count in his favor at the final judgment.
The end of Goth Sullus brings a fitting end to the first season of Galaxy’s Edge. Most everyone who deserved a bullet has gotten one. Order, of a sort, has been restored to the galaxy. Things will never be as they were, but life will go on.
There are just enough loose threads left for the authors to spin up another round of books, but I felt satisfied at the end of this. Each book in the series had its own feel, its own good moments, and then in the end it all came together cleanly. This was a hell of a good read, and I hope everyone else enjoyed the ride as much as I did.
Let me repeat: Retribution is not optional. It is a must read if you want the real end of the story. Spiritual successor makes it sound like it’s going to be some kind of introspective, emotional journey. Well, to the extent that you have time to reflect about life decisions while getting shot at by Sullus loving fanboys and revived Savage techno-monstrosities. Try to be introspective while driving 200 mph into oncoming traffic – it’s like that. It’s full to the brim of KTF.
In other words, read it! You won’t be disappointed.
All that said, as an individual book this book flows well by itself too. The pacing is just about perfect as it builds up towards a final confrontation on utopian. There are a number of cool moments with Wraith doing what he does best, and even some scares that come from a skilled use of suspense and setting. We even get a scene of Exo showing off his talents with a missile launcher. And the overall effect is to keep the pages flying. Would highly recommend.
For some reason the authors had to write about Prisma achieving puberty and what a body was going through. Though it would have been more interesting to learn about Leenah reaching her puberty as she is non-human.
Then they proceeded onto the final battle in Utopion. I suppose this is where season 1 ends and the stage for season 2 is set like most Netflix series. And just like the current batch of programs on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus, the plot, the writing and the story development leaves much to be desired. Personally I probably would only watch this if it was free on YouTube. Maybe not even then.
Anyway, the book flows amazingly, I pounded out 100 pages a day happily. The ending was good and my only issue is there isn't more. That's a greed issue, the content was quality.
Overall, if you're frustrated with Star Wars, if you're sick of unrealistic super squads who cannot die while standing in a maelstrom of bullets; or if you just really love sci fi books and are looking for a good read, pick up this series.
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Meanwhile, Aeson Keel (Wraith) is trying his best to stop working for the Legion, and to get back to Prisma with Leenah and Ravi. The trouble is he keeps getting involved, and it's mostly because he is who he is.
Goth Sullus is falling further and further into delusion and madness, with some mystical evil'enemy' who is trying to make him allow them back into the Universe after being banished by the Ancients.
Kill Team Victory is still doing what they do, KTF'ing every enemy they come across.
Prisma, hiding out with Crash, her war-bot, and Skrizz, are hiding out after being dropped off by Keel in the last book.
The plot for the first season is wrapped up nicely, with plenty of "what are they gonna do now?" questions to be answered next season, and it was nice to see a couple of antagonists get their much needed come-uppance.
I'm really looking forward to the next season, but if the business model follows the current releases of Audiobook versions only (unless you are prepared to become a Patreon, which I'm not), it will be a long time before I get to read these new books when they get released.
A perfect, perfect ending to this story arc.